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LimbPower exist to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in regular and sustained participation in physical activity, sport and art to improve their quality of life and to aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. This requires a number of different approaches and interventions. Publications form an important part of this strategy, giving individuals the information they need to empower them to take control of their own health.


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Top Tips for Winter

Winter Top Tops for amputees and individuals with limb difference. Soon the weather will be changing, and winter will be here, now is the time to start planning and getting ready for the colder weather. When the autumn leaves start to fall things get very slippery under foot and snow can be a real hazard for amputees and individuals with limb difference. More slips and falls occur in the Autumn…

LimbPower Tai Chi for Health

LimbPower have collaborated with Discover Tai Chi™ to bring you a dedicated Tai Chi resource for amputees and individuals with a limb impairment/s to enable you to practice Tai Chi at home and how to look for a suitable Tai Chi Class. Please do not start a new activity without seeking advice from your GP or other relevant healthcare professional. You can view relevant video content from Discover…

Feel Good with Yoga

A guide to different yoga poses with adaptations for amputees. This guide was written by amputee yoga instructor Marsha T Danzig

Salutation to the sun for amputees

A guide to completing a yoga sun salutation as an amputee.

LimbPower Dance Resource

A great resource explaining the benefits of dance for people with limb difference and how you can get involved locally.

Gym Resource

A Guide to Gym for Amputees and individuals with limb difference.

ABC_Strength&Conditioning

This strength and condition exercise plan has been created as part of the Introduction to Physical Activity Workshop to educate and inspire you to become more active. Please do not complete any of the exercises if you have not attended the course or been shown how to complete the exercises correctly. Do not embark on a new exercise routine without consulting with your G.P., Rehabilitation…

ABC_AgilityBalance&Coordination

The ABC Toolkit, Agility, Balance & Coordination exercise plan 45 Minute Plans Do not start a new exercise programme without speaking to a relevant healthcare or medical professional first.

Amputee Guide Fit for Life

Amputee Guide Fit for Life - A Guide For Adults With An Amputation.

Running Guide for Amputees

This is a guide to help amputees learn to run.

LimbPower’s Running Blade Guide

LimbPower’s Running Blade Guide - Information and advice - Running Blades

LimbPower Cycling Guide

A guide to cycling for amputees and individuals with limb impairments.

Inclusion of Swimmers with a Disability

Inclusion of Swimmers with a Disability - This publication contains information on teaching swimmers with a disability.

Making the most of your limb centre visit - Lower limb

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LIMB CENTRE VISIT - a NEW guide for lower limb amputees on how to get the most out of each visit. This guide is designed to help you be in control of your prosthetic management. Please do let us know what you think and if there is anything missing that we can add at a later date to the second edition.

Making the most of your limb centre visit - Upper limb

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LIMB CENTRE VISIT - a NEW guide for upper limb amputees on how to get the most out of each visit. This guide is designed to help you be in control of your prosthetic management. Please do let us know what you think and if there is anything missing that we can add at a later date to the second edition.

Amputee Travel Toolkit

Travelling in the UK or abroad can be stressful even if you are non-disabled. Making sure you have everything you need in case of an emergency with your prosthesis or with your residual limb can remove some of this stress and help you plan for a trouble free holiday. LimbPower’s Physical Activity Adviser Poli Paterson has been researching what should be included in your Amputee Travel Toolkit.

EFDS Inclusive Communications Guide

The communications you send on behalf of your organisation are a vital component of what it means to be involved in your sport or physical activity.. It is vitally important that every communication you send whether it is a calendar of events, promotional material or a member newsletter, reaches the widest possible audience. The more people you can successfully communicate with the better. There…

LimbPower Physical Activity and Sport Survey 2019

The 2018-2019 Physical Activity and Sport Survey from LimbPower. Every two years our team review what activity our community members are engaging in and what the barriers and facilitators are to this engagement. We use the information collected in this survey and other research and insight to guide and plan our programmes and activities to ensure we are delivering what the community want and need.

Newsletter Autumn 2019

LimbPower Newsletter Autumn 2019

LimbPower Newsletter Spring 2019

Spring Newsletter 2017. All the latest events and information from the LimbPower team.

Newsletter Spring 2018

LimbPower's Spring 2018. All the latest news and events from the team at LimbPower.

Newsletter Summer 2017

LimbPower News featuring information about the work of LimbPower including events, workshops. resources and research.

Newsletter Spring 2017

LimbPower News, featuring information about the work of LimbPower, including events, activities, research and resources.

LimbPower Sport Magazine 2013

LimbPower Sport Magazine 2013 - 40 Page Guide To Sport For The Amputee And Ambulant Disabled.

LimbPower Sport Magazine 2012

LimbPower Sport 2012 - 40 Page guide to sport for the amputee and ambulant disabled.

Amputee Sport and Physical Activity Survey 2016

New research released today by National charity LimbPower, Wednesday 8th February reveals clear demand for more sport and physical activity opportunities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report by LimbPower, aim to inform and support providers and sport bodies to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for people…

Encouraging more disabled people to volunteer in sport

Make volunteering in sport more appealing for disabled people, new research finds New research released on International Volunteer Day (5 December) will enable providers to improve their volunteering opportunities, especially for disabled people. The report, ‘Encouraging disabled people to volunteer in sport’, explores the barriers to volunteering and the drivers that could improve its appeal.…

Children's Activity Prosthetic Fund Questions and Answers

Children's Activity Prosthetic Fund explained with a Questions and Answers section

Children's Activity Prosthetic Fund Eligibility Criteria

Between now and the end of March 2018, the Department of Health is making available a total of £750,000 to fund prostheses in England for children who have suffered limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency, to enable them to engage in physical activity and sports. NHS Limb centres in England may request funds from the Department of Health for individual prosthesis they have prescribed up to…

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A guide to the work of LimbPower - The Charity’s mission is to engage amputees and the limb impaired in regular and sustained participation in recreational and competitive sport and the arts, to improve their quality of life and aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. LimbPower aim to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for…

Being Active Report

An every day guide for people living with an impairment or health condition.

Summer Top Tips for amputees and individuals with limb difference

There are lots of posts on social media about wearing prosthetics and managing sweating (perspiration) in the summer months and coping with the heat, so LimbPower asked lots of amputees, people with limb difference, as well as prosthetists and physiotherapists to bring you this information guide on summer prosthetic wear.